Daily Archives: September 8, 2020

2020-09-08: News Headlines

Staff (2020-09-08). Quid Pro Quo: Did Trump Help Kill Anti-Corruption Probe in Guatemala to Aid Reelection Bid? democracynow.org Iván Velásquez is a Colombian prosecutor who headed the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala from 2013 to 2019, a powerful U.N.-backed commission formed to investigate corruption in the country and supported by the Obama administration. But Velásquez and other investigators were expelled from the country after the Trump administration agreed to withdraw support for the commission in apparent exchange for Guatemala's support of Trump's immigration and Middle East policies. The details of that quid pro quo between President Trump and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales are detailed in a new investi…

Matt Sedlar (2020-09-08). The OAS Misused Its Own Data to Help Fabricate Its Accusation of Fraud Against Evo Morales. cepr.net Jacobin See article on original site August 20 was a day that shook a small world of scientists that had all but given up — short of legal threats — on getting a glimpse into the data and methods behind the analyses that took down the Bolivian government. Slowed by stonewalling and gaslighting, researchers had …

teleSUR (2020-09-08). EU To Deploy an Election Observation Mission in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net The European Union (EU) Tuesday announced that it will deploy election observers to control Bolivia's general elections to be held on October 18. | RELATED: | "The organization of genuine and credible elections is of paramount importance for the Bolivian people, who stand ready to reaffirm their commitment to democratic values and restore the country's much-needed stability," European Union High Representative for For…

Lynda Carson (2020-09-08). In honor of Hilbert Morales co-founder of El Observador newspaper. indybay.org Photo of Hilbert Morales:…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-07). MAS begins campaign for general elections in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org With the banner of "Vamos a salir adelante" or "We will overcome", Bolivia's progressive political party, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), on September 6, began its campaign for the general elections scheduled for October 18. | The MAS presidential candidate and the former economic minister, Luis Arce, began the election campaign with a large vehicle rally in the city of Santa Cruz. | "We are beginning the campaign to restore democracy and give the Bolivian people economic, political and social stability," said Arce during the rally. "This caravan is endless. The people of Bolivia are fed up with the right-w…

teleSUR (2020-09-07). Court Denies Evo Morales Candidacy for October 18 Elections. telesurenglish.net "History shows that they will be able to disqualify Evo, but they will not be able to outlaw the people," Evo Morales replied as he urged Bolivians no to "fall into any provocation," instead "abide by that decision because our commitment and priority is for the people to come out of the crisis."

Ben Norton (2020-09-06). U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes. thegrayzone.com A Washington, DC-based PR firm linked to the US government and Democratic Party, CLS Strategies, ran a fake news network on Facebook and Instagram, spreading propaganda for Bolivia's coup regime and the right-wing opposition in Venezuela and Mexico. By Ben Norton major US PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has …

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Bolivia: MAS candidate Luis Arce Leads Surveys Towards Elections. telesurenglish.net A survey conducted by Ciesmori Company Sunday showed that the candidate of the Movement Towards Socialism party, Luis Arce, has 26.2 percent of the intended votes for the next elections in Bolivia, nine points more than his rival Carlos Mesa, who has 17.1 percent. | RELATED: | According to the survey, 32 percent of those interviewed did not indicate for whom they would vote or had not decided on their position. | In third place is c…

teleSUR (2020-09-06). Bolivia: Political Campaigns Begin Ahead of Elections. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced that political organizations and parties will begin their campaigns ahead for the elections of May 3. | RELATED: | "According to the Electoral Calendar approved by the TSE, the organizations and political alliances will start their campaigns from Sunday, September 6," the TSE stated. | Candidates could begin their political campaigns but they will have to maintain the health authorities recom…

RT (2020-09-05). Facebook bans AMERICAN accounts for interfering in foreign politics — a DC lobby group helped topple govts in Bolivia & Venezuela. rt.com When Facebook talks about busting foreign influence campaigns, Russia is usually painted as the villain. But the social media giant recently wiped out a host of pages interfering in Latin American politics — from Washington, DC. | CLS Strategies is one of many PR and lobbying groups that call the 'swamp' of Washington, DC their home. According to the company's own website, it "helps clients win where it matters most — in the halls of government, the marketplace, and the court of public opinion." | But behind the website's corpo-speak, CLS Strategies lobbies lawmakers on behalf of foreign politician…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2020-09-04). Día Internacional de las Mujeres Indígenas: 5 septiembre. indybay.org Día Internacional de las Mujeres Indígenas: 5 septiembre | Bartolina Sisa Vargas – Guerrera Aymara | Bolivia 1750 -5 September- 1782.